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Apple iPhone 16 Pro renderings exposed

Musk calls Tesla's video generation the best in the world

JD.com plans to acquire British electrical appliances retailer Currys

Switch 2 delay sends Nintendo stock price plummeting

Xie Saining denies being one of the inventors of Sora

AI company Dark Side of the Moon completes new round of financing

Oriental Selection called the police after being caught for fraud

DeepMind CEO predicts the future of AI: from passive question answering to active learners

OPPO AI strategy conference official announcement will be held on February 20

Huawei officially announces Pocket 2 press conference

Li Auto 2024 Spring Conference Official Announcement

BYD launches 79,800 Yuan Qin PLUS, Destroyer 05 Honor Edition

DIOR launches high-tech skate shoes B9S Skater

LV raises price in Chinese market again

NOAH x PUMA new joint series debuts

"Spider-Man: Across the Universe" wins Annie Award for Best Animated Feature Film

"Godzilla vs. Kong 2" crossover "Dune 2"

The movie "Dear Her" is confirmed to be introduced to the Mainland

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Apple iPhone 16 Pro renderings exposed

According to Macrumors citing @Majin Bu, Apple’s iPhone 16 Pro model released this year may introduce a new color option called “Desert Titanium” or “Titanium Gray”.

According to Majin Bu’s description, “Desert Titanium” is similar to the gold option available on the iPhone 14 Pro, but darker than the latter. The “titanium gray” is reminiscent of the deep space gray of the iPhone 6.

It’s not yet confirmed whether there will be a red or green version, and the blue may remain, but there is also the possibility of being replaced by other colors.

@Majin Bu emphasizes that this information is not absolutely reliable and is merely hearsay. As far as he knows, only one of these colors may be ultimately adopted. He will update the report as soon as more precise information becomes available.

Earlier, @Majin Bu also exposed a high-definition rendering of the iPhone 16 Pro, showing the lens module design on the back of the phone.

He pointed out that these renderings are very close to the prototype designs that Apple is testing. However, he also cautioned that this may just be a strategy used by Apple to confuse the public and identify internal leakers, so the above information should be treated with caution.

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Musk calls Tesla's video generation the best in the world

Recently, Musk responded to a post suggesting that Tesla make video games: "I have been brewing this idea for a long time. Our real-world simulation and video generation are the best in the world, but unfortunately, the game's Development can only take place after we launch fully autonomous driving."

Previously, Musk said Tesla had the ability to generate real-world videos with accurate physics about a year ago, but because the training data came from its cars, the resulting videos were not interesting.

He said the videos, which look like regular Tesla videos, are actually created through "dynamically generated (non-memory) worlds."

In response to a user's comment, Musk said: "Where Tesla video generation surpasses OpenAI is that it predicts extremely accurate physical scenes. This is crucial for autonomous driving."

JD.com plans to acquire British electrical appliances retailer Currys

According to the Daily Telegraph, JD.com is exploring the possibility of acquiring British electronics retailer Currys after Currys rejected an investment proposal from a private equity firm.

According to people familiar with the matter, JD.com representatives had preliminary contacts and discussions with Currys in the past few weeks.

"JD.com is well known for its strategy of seeking to expand beyond the Chinese market, so it is not surprising that it would show interest in Currys."

Currys previously announced that it had rejected a 700 million pound (approximately 6.363 billion yuan) acquisition offer from Elliott Advisors in the United States, believing that the offer seriously undervalued the company.

Switch 2 delay sends Nintendo stock price plummeting

On February 19, Nintendo's stock price plummeted in the Japanese market due to news that the planned release of its Switch 2 game console had been postponed to 2025.

The news caused Nintendo shares to fall 8.5% in a single day on the Tokyo stock market, setting a new record for the largest single-day decline in a year.

According to Bloomberg, Nintendo has revealed to its game publishing partners that the Switch 2, originally scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year, will be postponed to early 2025. Partners are advised not to expect to see the new console unveiled before March 2025.

After Nintendo reported earnings this month, President Shuntaro Furukawa sidestepped a question about new hardware, saying the company would reveal plans for the next fiscal year after the current one ends.

Xie Saining denies being one of the inventors of Sora

Yesterday, in response to an AI self-media claim that one of the inventors of Sora was Xie Saining, a talented young man who graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xie himself urgently refuted the rumor in his circle of friends and the "Jiaotong University Alumni Gathering".

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Sora is the painstaking work of Bill (one of the core members of Sora) and others at OpenAI, and has nothing to do with Xie Senin.

For a complex system like Sora to be born, talent comes first, data comes second, and computing power comes third.

While asking Sora why he did not appear in China, Xie Saining asked, "Are we ready?"

Sora's innovation is not on the same level as previous AI image generation. The stories told in "Truth Capture" and "Black Mirror" are likely to become reality soon.

Xie Senin will also carry out some related work at New York University.

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AI company Dark Side of the Moon completes new round of financing

According to 36Kr news, the AI ​​startup “Dark Side of the Moon” recently completed a round of financing exceeding US$1 billion. Investors in this round of financing include Sequoia China, Xiaohongshu, Meituan, Alibaba, etc.

This is also the largest amount of financing received by a domestic company in the AI ​​field in a single round after ChatGPT started the AI ​​wave.

It is reported that Dark Side of the Moon received more than US$200 million in financing last year from well-known domestic venture capital institutions such as Sequoia China. After this round of financing, the company's valuation has reached approximately US$2.5 billion, making it one of the leading players in the domestic large model field.

36 Krypton asked the Dark Side of the Moon for confirmation of this news. Dark Side of the Moon responded that it was not convenient to comment on specific financing news.

Oriental Selection called the police after being caught for fraud

According to Sina Technology News, Wang Moujun, a fishery businessman in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, recently reported via video that the sulfur dioxide of Oriental Selection’s best-selling Ecuadorian vannamei shrimp exceeded the standard. Yesterday afternoon, according to people familiar with the matter, Oriental Selection has initiated the alarm procedure.

According to insiders, the 1 kilogram sample submitted by the reporter does not match the 1.65 kilogram white shrimp sold by Oriental Selection, and the test report does not clearly indicate the source of the sample. There is a possibility that the sample is not a product of Oriental Selection.

Oriental Selection customer service responded that its self-operated vannamei shrimp undergo strict random inspections on a regular basis, and the test results all meet the standards. The products are imported in original packaging and have been strictly inspected by customs. All batches of white shrimps showed "not detected" or very low levels of sulfur dioxide residue in the sulfur dioxide residue test, which was within the scope of the national standards.

DeepMind CEO predicts the future of AI: from passive question answering to active learners

Recently, DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis said in an interview with Wired that the biggest breakthrough in artificial intelligence has yet to come, and it will require more than just chips.

In Demis's view, to reach general artificial intelligence (AGI), we may still need more innovation and scale up as much as possible, and the limit has not yet been reached.

Demis believes that introspection and planning capabilities will help solve problems such as hallucinations, and that when artificial intelligence begins to exhibit more agentic properties, there will be a quantum leap in the capabilities of AI systems.

"Once we develop systems that are agent-like, AI will be very different from current passive question-and-answer systems because they will become active learners. And of course, they will also become more useful because they will be able to actually do it for you. Task."

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OPPO AI strategy conference official announcement will be held on February 20

The official OPPO AI strategy conference was held on February 20, claiming to "open the era of AI mobile phones for all."

Recently, OPPO founder and CEO Chen Mingyong said that 2024 is the first year of AI mobile phones. In the next five years, the impact of AI on the mobile phone industry will be comparable to that of when smartphones replaced feature phones.

"From the perspective of industry development stage, AI mobile phones will also become the third stage of the mobile phone industry after feature phones and smartphones."

Huawei officially announces Pocket 2 press conference

Huawei officially announced that it will launch the Pocket 2 Fashion Festival at 14:30 on February 22. This new product is expected to continue Huawei’s fashion aesthetic style.

Yu Chengdong, managing director of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., said in a statement that Huawei has always led the industry in the design, performance, experience and other aspects of foldable mobile phones, and has won recognition from consumers with its excellent product experience.

"We are about to hold a fashion festival on February 22, and the new small foldable flagship phone HUAWEI Pocket 2 will also meet with you.

I believe that this small foldable device that deeply integrates technology and art is not only “just what I want”, but it will also be what everyone wants! "

Li Auto 2024 Spring Conference Official Announcement

Yesterday, Li Auto announced that Li Auto’s 2024 spring conference will be held at 15:00 on March 1.

By then, the Ideal MEGA and the 2024 Ideal L series will be officially launched. "Ideal MEGA, the greatest happiness! The 2024 Ideal L series makes your home happier!"

In January, Li Auto officially announced that its full-year delivery volume in 2023 would be 376,030 vehicles, marking the first time that a new Chinese auto company has passed the annual delivery mark of 300,000 vehicles. In December last year, its monthly delivery volume exceeded 50,000 vehicles.

Since 2019, Li Auto has delivered more than 600,000 vehicles, making it the new Chinese automaker with the highest delivery volume.

BYD launches 79,800 Yuan Qin PLUS, Destroyer 05 Honor Edition

On February 19, BYD Qin PLUS Honor Edition was officially launched, including DM-i and EV versions, with a total of 10 model configurations on the market.

DM-i hybrid version is available in 5 models, with prices ranging from 79,800 to 125,800 yuan. The DM-i model accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers in 7.3 seconds, consumes 3.8L of fuel per 100 kilometers, and provides two battery cruising ranges of 55KM and 120KM (NEDC working conditions).

The price range of the EV version is RMB 109,800 to RMB 139,800. The EV model is equipped with e-platform 3.0 core technology, equipped with an eight-in-one electric powertrain and a wide-temperature range high-efficiency heat pump system, and uses high-safety blade batteries; it provides two pure electric range (CLTC working conditions) versions of 420KM and 510KM.

As for the BYD Destroyer 05 Honor Edition, there is only the EV version with a richer range of models. The DM-i hybrid version is available in 6 models, with a price range of 79,800 to 128,800 yuan. It also provides two battery cruising ranges of 55KM and 120KM (NEDC working conditions).

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DIOR launches high-tech skate shoes B9S Skater

DIOR launches high-tech skate shoes B9S Skater, which draws on the retro skateboard style of the 1990s and adopts the design of a thick-soled "bread" shoe.

The B9S Skater is meticulously crafted, with everything from the tweed fabric to the leather work being handcrafted. The "DIOR" logo on both sides of the shoe comes from the brand's iconic jewelry series. There are also three-dimensional logos on the heel and tongue.

In addition, each pair of shoes has an NFC chip embedded in it, providing a digital certificate of product authenticity. The new products are currently on sale on the brand’s official website.

LV raises price in Chinese market again

According to Observer.com, on February 19, Louis Vuitton once again raised the prices of some products in the Chinese market, with an average increase of about 6%.

Taking CARRYALL handbags as an example, the price of CARRYALL small size is 20,600 yuan, an increase of about 1,000 yuan from the previous price of 19,600 yuan; the price of carryall medium size is about 1,000 yuan higher than before, and the price is 21,500 yuan.

It is worth noting that this price increase comes only five months after the last one. Last September, Louis Vuitton raised the prices of some products in the Chinese market starting from the 19th, ranging from 3% to 13%.

NOAH x PUMA new joint series debuts

NOAH once again joins hands with PUMA to create a new joint series. This collaboration aims to study "off-duty athletes" and capture the models' appearance before and after the game through the lens.

The Arizona shoes are made of navy blue cashmere suede material as the main shaft, supplemented by powder blue tones and rubber outsoles; the Wrestling Boot is a pair of high-top wrestling boots, the entire shoe uses fashionable neutral tones and is made of leather.

The new NOAH x PUMA joint series is now available on the brand’s official website and flagship NYC.

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"Spider-Man: Across the Universe" wins Annie Award for Best Animated Feature Film

Recently, the Annie Awards Ceremony came to a successful conclusion. Sony's "Spider-Man: Across the Universe" won seven heavyweight awards including Best Animated Feature Film.

This film not only achieved impressive results at the Annie Awards, but will also compete fiercely with Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece "The Heron and the Boy" at the upcoming Oscars.

"Godzilla vs. Kong 2" crossover "Dune 2"

Legendary and Warner have joined forces to create a shocking collaboration between "Godzilla vs. Kong 2" and "Dune 2"!

In this epic showdown, viewers will witness "the ultimate power the world has never seen." Yellow sand fills the air, blocking out the sky and the sun. Huge monsters descend in the desert, bringing endless surprises.

The movie "Dear Her" is confirmed to be introduced to the Mainland

The movie "Dear Her" written and directed by Hajime Tsuda and starring Ayaka Miyoshi and Junko Abe recently released a Chinese poster, confirming that it will be introduced to the mainland, and the schedule is to be determined.

The protagonists of the film, Koharu and Ayano, are two friends who live together. They have a deep tacit understanding in life and work. The ordinary and beautiful life suddenly changed. Ayano told Koharu that she was pregnant and did not know who the father was, but Ayano decided to give birth to the child.

The story is told from Xiaochun's perspective by telling the life decisions of a single mother after pregnancy, facing friendship, work, and family, depicting the persistence and reality of the past, as well as the future, and recording the hard and beautiful stories of these 10 months.

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